Feb 22, 2013 12:00am EST
. that is not avoidable sometimes because of the way the terrorists conduct themselves, living among civilians. john: the pauling's show most americans support your position. 83 percent support using jones, 79 percent against american citizens. so i'm sure you want to weigh in here. your comments. >> hi. george mason university. you said drones are justified because the president is subject to congressional authority and has the duty to defend american citizens. ignoring for a moment, do you really think he has been subject to that much congressional authority? >> the framers, the framers of the constitution had just one of our country's independence by war. they knew the threat was that we faced as a small country. they knew we needed an energetic capability to defend ourselves. they wanted a strong commander-in-chief. they created a congress that had power over the purse.
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
-the-board cuts or the house. we've operated under john boehner's leadership at a very responsible level, that is what republicans seem to do. we budget and operate like a small business. melissa: senator rand paul returning money. is there a lesson for the rest of washington? >> absolutely there is a lesson, be responsible with taxpayer dollars. under secretary of the department of homeland security today, talk about how they will apply sequestration. applying those to the government. melissa: what do you think of that, by the way? we ask them to react to all the different things we have heard this week and this weekend about how dramatic sequester cuts will be. if you listen to the stuff coming from the white house, there will be planes coming from the sky, children, are those scare tactics in your mind? >> this is about 2.5% cut, $85 billion in cuts, discretionary spending doesn't cut mandatory spending. i would like to reallocate those cuts, maintain the level of funding for the military, the constitutional role of government but at the end of the day every agency can absorb some cut